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D. Lehnherr, J. Gao, F.A. Hegmann, R.R. Tykwinski, Organic Letters 2008, 10, 4779-4782
Conjugated pentacene dimers 1−3 were synthesized in two steps from readily available precursors. Noteworthy is the initial step, which assembles five independent fragments to form the carbon-rich molecular framework. Solution-cast films of these materials are air stable. Photocurrent measurements for solution-deposited thin films show that dimer 3 exhibits photoconductive gain >10.
Address (URL): http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ol801886h